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Indonesia posts trade surplus in March; exports, imports fall

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 14:02
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Indonesia posted a fourth straight monthly trade surplus of US$1.13 billion in March, its biggest trade surplus since December 2013, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday.

[JAKARTA] Indonesia posted a fourth straight monthly trade surplus of US$1.13 billion in March, its biggest trade surplus since December 2013, the statistics bureau said on Wednesday.

Analysts in a Reuters poll had expected a surplus of US$620 million.

Exports in March were US$13.71 million, down by 9.75 per cent from a year earlier. Imports contracted 13.39 per cent to US$12.58 million from a year ago.

REUTERS